AMHERST, Mass. - Paul J. Godfrey, director of the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) at the University of Massachusetts, sees no appreciable change in damage from acid rain in the last decade to the state’s lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, according to data collected in a statewide survey conducted on Earth Day, April 22.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Professor Lisa Pike Masteralexis was part of the legal team that successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that professional golfer Casey Martin should be allowed to use a golf cart while playing on the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) tour. The court ruled 7-2 today, May 29, in Martin’s favor.
AMHERST, Mass. - Under threatening skies and amid chilly temperatures, the atmosphere was festive and upbeat at the 131st Commencement of the University of Massachusetts. About 4,000 undergraduates from 34 states and 21 countries, ranging in age from 16 to 57, received their bachelor''s degrees in nearly 100 majors during this morning''s ceremonies at Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. About 18,000 family members and friends attended. Chancellor David K. Scott presided over the ceremonies; President William Bulger conferred the degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - The 79th Commencement of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the UMass was held May 26 in Bowker Auditorium on campus. Associate degrees were conferred on 115 students in six majors: arboriculture and park management; equine studies; fruit and vegetable crops; horticulture; landscape contracting; and turfgrass management.
AMHERST, Mass. - The School of Nursing of the University of Massachusetts held its pinning and hooding ceremony May 26 in the Fine Arts Center. A total of 124 undergraduate students received their nurse’s pins, and 32 graduate students received their master’s and doctoral hoods during the commencement celebration.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts held its Commencement ceremony Saturday morning, May 26. The ceremony was held in the William D. Mullins Memorial Center on campus. Degrees were conferred on nearly 1,300 master’s and doctoral candidates. Approximately 550 of those eligible to receive degrees attended the ceremony, along with nearly 4,000 family members and friends.
AMHERST, Mass. - Steven St. Laurent, a senior mechanical engineering student at the University of Massachusetts, has won a Fulbright-Garcia Robles scholarship. He will attend the Fulbright-Garcia Robles Binational Business Administration Program in Mexico, from Sept. 2001 to end of June 2002. He is one of just 10 awardees named by the program.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nicholas K. Bromell, associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, will spend spring semester 2002, in Greece as a Fulbright Scholar. Bromell will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American studies at Aristotle University in Thessalonika, Greece, focusing on American popular culture.
AMHERST, Mass. - The decision by Vermont’s U.S. Sen. James Jeffords to leave the Republican party and throw control of the Senate to the Democrats will have substantial national policy implications for federal judicial nominations, health care, and energy policy, and for other New England senators, says Vincent G. Moscardelli, assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - A team of researchers led by Sigfrid Yngvesson, professor of electrical engineering at the UMass, has received three federal grants totaling more than $1.79 million to build and improve a receiver that can detect the presence of nitrogen plus, one of our galaxy''s basic components.